Re: YEC and ID may be fellow brethren was -Re: [asa] Secularist

From: PvM <>
Date: Wed Jun 27 2007 - 13:47:32 EDT

more context is always helpful here as snippets may distort the
perspectives. Yes, some extremists are denying global warming not for
scientific reasons since there are few if any, but rather for
political reasons, Understanding this helps understand their writings.
Remember that global warming denial is not really a scientifically
defendable position.

Chirac stated

Your Majesty, Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen,

For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument of
global governance, one that should find a place within the World
Environmental Organisation which France and the European Union would
like to see established.

The time has come for an effort of the will. Admittedly, we won't
solve every problem in The Hague. But we must go as far forward as
possible in inventing mechanisms to guarantee that our efforts are
effective and enduring.

This is a time for clear-sightedness and solidarity. It is for
ourselves, our children and our grandchildren that we are working
here. Our responsibility is to make decisions that will safeguard the
chances of future generations. Let us revive the pioneering spirit
that inspired the Hague Declaration of 1989.

This is a time for collective ambition. It is up to us to mobilise all
of the different actors in society, starting by giving greater effect
to our fellow-citizens involvement. As consumers, employees and
shareholders, they are perfectly equipped to ensure the triumph of new
life styles and less polluting modes of production. That is why, from
the very earliest age, we should make environmental awareness a major
theme of education and a major theme of political debate, until
respect for the environment comes to be as fundamental as safeguarding
our rights and freedoms.

By acting together, by building this unprecedented instrument, the
first component of an authentic global governance, we are working for
dialogue and peace. We are demonstrating our capacity to assert
control over our fate in a spirit of solidarity, to organise our
collective sovereignty over this planet, our common heritage. We are
working to give practical expression to the ethical demands of our
peoples. That is the measure of the immense issues entailed by an
agreement, here, in The Hague. It is the measure of the burning
obligation on us to succeed.

Your Majesty, Mr. Chairman, Ladies, Gentlemen, I thank you.

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